Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Day at the Zoo!!

Alright, so I was watching TV the other night and they had a segment on the News about free family activities in Utah. One of them was about Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake, and how during the winter the last Wednesday of every month is free. So we went to Hogle Zoo yesterday. It was a lot of fun for Presley. She was so excited. She woke up early and put on her "Ballerina soup" , the usual, and while we were eating breakfast she proceeded to tell me that she couldn't wear her "Ballerina soup" to the zoo because it would scare the monkeys, and it would scare the bears, and it would scare the tigers...and so on and so on...you get the point and that went on for about 5 minutes while she named all of the types of zoo animals that she could think of. And because it was free, you should have seen all of the strollers and kids....holy crap welcome to Utah and a bazillion kiddos. It was a mad house, kids running everywhere !!! I was a little bugged by the lack of supervision, the kids were into everything and super rude around the little ones, well probably not trying to be rude just super excited about the zoo. So despite all the fun we had and the fact that it was free, i think we will opt to pay to go when it is not so chaotic.


So now it is warming up, by that I mean in the low 50's, but nice enough to play outside. I have met a ton of moms and kids in the last 2 days. Presley has been loving it and Knox too, but when I put him down he shovels whatever he touches into his mouth..rocks,sticks,leaves...deer poop, well not really deer poop but those dang raisinette things are everywhere !! Anyway- here are some pics from our day out yesterday.


Quick story about the Giraffe's...The one right behind Presley is a young male and the one in the left of the pic is a mom and her baby is in there too. So the female on the left decides to pee and the male decided to take a drink, it was so gross to see, but then the male curled up his lips and was showing his teeth so grossed out by what he just tasted, it was hilarious.

Wondering why the bears were biting each other- me trying to explain they were playing...


Sweet Boy happy to see the Rhino's

Daddy and Peanut leaving the zoo !

11 comments:

Brian and Lauren said...

cute pics! how fun! I want to go to the zoo sooo bad :) I think Cannon would just love it!

tiny said...

Looks like fun, it was free and you even had good weather for it. Can't beat that!

Kate (and LaVon) said...

I've been waiting for this post! I was wondering how it all went -- sounds like everyone saw the same thing about it being free too! Oh, well...you live you learn! The great thing is that Presley and Knox could have cared less how many people were there!

Boydston Family said...

You know how us cheap mormons role. We don't pay for anything ha ha. look like fun text ya later

Mandy said...

I love Presley! I love that she knows how prejudice all the zoo animals are against ballarinas! She is just too sweet! Knox looks so cute too! And I need to go to the zoo if cool things like urine drinking take place! Very fun!

The Kimlingers said...

the only reason my story of the zoo was more positive is because my main complaints were the hills and pushing two kids in a double stroller up them, but by complaining about them I would be telling everyone how incredibly weak I am, so I chose not to share that.

Tyson, Jennie and Cedric said...

I know this is really weird...You just made me miss Utah!! I guess it was the zoo! Too funny! It looks like fun!

Froggie said...

wow your kids are just growing sooo fast! I can't believe how big knox is and the pic of you and Presley she looks so big in too! WOW. How is running going?? Sure miss you guys - wish we could have gone with you guys to the zoo. looks like it was sooo fun. I AM going to call you back Cynthia! I totally erased your message and forgot but I will call you today hopefully! Love your blog

Jolley Family said...

Looks like fun! I can't believe you were out there with out coats... YEAH! It looks like your zoo experience was a little more successful than mine!!! Glad you had a good time :)

millisue said...

I don't even live in Utah and I heard about free Hogle Zoo day... it must have been crazy!!! But nothin's better then the zoo!

Sylvia S. Smith said...

Hi there!
It was so nice to hear from you at Christmas time. Thanks for the update in your card. I enjoyed seeing your blog - very nice. You have such beautiful children. I'm assuming you are still in UT and we'd love to get together. Give us a call and can work something out. Remember: You are Wonderful
"President" & Sister Smith TKM